Economy - Most Commented


Gov't aims to cut federal spending by 5%

Jun 9, 2010
White House budget planners are working to trim 5 percent of federal spending by 2012. Meanwhile, Bernanke notes a lackluster recovery.

How Sen. Lincoln will affect banking reform

Jun 9, 2010
Arkansas Senator Blance Lincoln's Democratic primary win means a continued impact on the Senate's financial reform.

Arizona immigration law supporters try to offset financial boycott

Jun 8, 2010
Opponents of Arizona's harsh new immigration law want to boycott the state, but others are mounting their own economic stimulus for Arizona.
Posted In: Immigration

Will biz past help Whitman, Fiorina?

Jun 7, 2010
Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, talks with Kai Ryssdal about how two of California's political candidates -- Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, both former CEOs of Fortune 500 companies -- might figure in the larger political landscape.

Lawmakers debate pension gov't aid

May 28, 2010
Lawmakers in Washington are considering an offer of limited government help for a pension plan favored by truckers and construction workers that's been hit hard by the financial crisis. But that could create a precedent for taxpayer bailouts of struggling pension plans. John Dimsdale reports.

Ariz. immigration law's impact on labor

May 28, 2010
Arizona's new law targeting undocumented immigrants hasn't taken effect yet, but activists aren't waiting. Tomorrow, protesters take to the streets in Arizona and 22 other states. Some of those marching in solidarity will be union leaders. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Arizona immigration law concerns Census workers

May 26, 2010
Arizona's new immigration law has ignited fear among illegal immigrants, a group already reluctant to fill out government forms. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Immigration

Biz resumes may hurt Cali politicians

May 25, 2010
In California, former executives from Hewlett-Packard, eBay and Facebook are running for office. But in some cases, that business-world background can backfire. Jeff Tyler reports.

New bill targets congressional spending

May 24, 2010
President Obama is sending a bill to Congress that would create a new way for presidents to eliminate earmarks in congressional spending bills. Janet Babin reports.

Lobbyists demand some respect

May 20, 2010
The American League of Lobbyists is ponying up $25,000 to start a PR campaign. Brett Neely reports.